Appointments and Walk-ins Welcome
At Primary & Urgent Care Centers we are here for you – from Monday through Friday, from 9:00am to 6:00pm. We offer state-of-the-art facilities that are clean and comfortable, not the cold and unfriendly emergency facilities you used to have to endure. Appointments are preferred but not necessary.
Most patients are seen by a healthcare professional within 15 minutes. With access to on-site X-ray, and other state-of-the-art medical equipment and diagnostic tools Primary and Urgent Care Center offers a complete initial assessment of your health issue. Furthermore, should your situation require a referral and/or admission, we have a range of top Consultants to whom we can refer you.
At this point your private medical insurance can be used. If you do not have medical insurance, do not be discouraged - you may still be referred on a continuing self-pay basis. Our co-pays are less than hospital emergency room fees and we will work with you to process your insurance.
Primary and Urgent Care Center is fully staffed by a dedicated team of doctors and nurses who are led by a Clinical Director who specializes in emergency medicine.
Did You Know?
At least 71% of all Emergency Room visits could easily be treated at a Primary or Urgent Care facility like ours? That is according to a recent study conducted by leading health care company Truven Health Analytics. Visit us at Primary Urgent Care Center for general illness treatments like colds and flu, strep throat, x-rays, lab services, immunizations, pediatrics, occupational health and more.
What to Bring With You
We need a valid photo identification from adult patients or adults accompanying patients under the age of 18. We accept a driver’s license, passport, military ID, employment badge or student identification card.
Proof of Gurdianship
Adults who are accompanying patients under the age 0f 18 must have with you proof of guardianship. If you are not a parent or legal guardian than you must have a notarized statement signed by one of the parents or a guardian that authorizes us to administer treatment.
Proof of Insurance
Please bring proof of insurance if your injury or illness is non-work related or the patient is a minor.
Be able to provide information about the patient’s medical conditions and past surgeries. We need a list of the patient’s allergies, in addition to current prescriptions and/or over-the-counter medications you/they may be taking.
Frequently Asked Questions
Urgent care centers are designed to treat those who need attention quickly but donʼt require an emergency room visit. Urgent care centers do not require appointments and are generally open longer hours than a primary care physicianʼs ofﬁce. For instance, all Primary Urgent Care Centers are open Monday through Friday fro 9:00am to 6:00pm.
Generally, they can treat everyday injuries and illnesses. CA Urgent Care can treat everything from colds, flu and cuts to fractures, sprains and some dislocations. We provide immunizations, sports physicals, EKGs and X-rays. We perform minor surgical procedures, such as stitches. We also administer IV fluids and labs.
Anyone. Urgent care is a solution for individuals of all ages. Kids with a cough. Teenagers needing sports physicals, adults with a broken bone. Some have lived in town for years but can’t get in to see their primary care physician; some have just moved to town and have yet to establish a primary care physician; some are visiting from out of town; all are looking for high quality, compassionate care from someone they can trust. And with a doctor always on site, that’s exactly what they get at Primary Urgent Care.
The average cost difference between an ER visit and an urgent care visit is approximately $373. Had those 85 million patients who made unnecessary ER visits opted to visit urgent care clinics, the patients, insurers and system could have saved more than $30-$40 billion.
Primary Urgent Care offers a highly trained medical team. In addition, we ensure all providers are current and up to date with any special credentialing or training requirements. State of the art equipment and facilities are routinely commended for cleanliness and functionality, all of which contribute to a high-quality health care experience.
Most insurance is accepted, but it is not required.
Urgent care fills a gap in the health care system created by two fundamental issues: increasing wait times to see primary care physicians and the cost and wait times for emergency room visits. According to the 2006 National Hospital Ambulatory Careʼs Emergency Department survey, more than 85 million ER visits (or 71%) were unnecessary. The patient required “urgent care” but not “emergency care” and could have been treated at an urgent care center. Urgent careʼs impact is showing up in three critical areas: time, cost and quality.
According to the 2009 Merritt Hawkins study, the average wait time to make an appointment with a primary care physician is more than 20 days. Patients with everyday medical issues are faced with two options: wait for that appointment, or make an unnecessary, costly visit to the ER. But the latter choice is not necessarily fast. The average Emergency Room visit lasts approximately 212 minutes. The average Primary Urgent Care visit lasts less than one hour, and is a fraction of the cost of the ER.
If you have more questions or concerns, please contact us directly by phone at (561) 204-5111